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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions we receive online and instore. These questions will help you regarding buying in our online store, our range of Antique jewellery and more information about our business.

If you find that your question has not been answered here - feel free to contact us via this form. We will get back in touch with you as soon as possible. 

We have many customers across Australia who have added Gerard McCabe pieces to their Jewellery Box.  By visiting our online store you are able to place an order with us with great ease.


We will process your order once we have received your funds into our bank account.

If your order is placed before this cut-off date, and the item(s) purchased is available (in stock) the order will be sent within 1-2 working days after we have received your funds. You will be notified by email or phone call that it has been sent.


At Gerard McCabe, we are proud to offer you a unique jewellery experience as fourth generation Adelaide jewellers. When you visit a Gerard McCabe Adelaide jewellery boutique and find that wedding ring or diamond engagement ring you have had your heart set on, we have the payment options to help you realise your dream.


Rhodium plating is used on jewellery to create a surface that will resist scratches and tarnish, as well as provide a white, reflective appearance. It is used on white gold, which is an alloy of gold and white coloured metal and naturally is a dull grey colour prior to being plated.


The rich history of an antique piece is half the allure of buying it. When referring to history we mean not only its story, but also its age and the culture of the era in which it was created. Antique jewellery pieces are highly desirable items made so by nostalgia and memory. Yet so many people are confused as to the true characterisation of antique jewellery. 


We’ve already established that Antique jewellery has to be over 100 years old to be truly considered an antique for evaluation purposes- but where do the terms vintage and retro come into play? It is quite tricky for the average or inexpert buyer to understand or properly identify these questions. Why? This is because as time inexorably marches on, the dates and allocations of retro, vintage and antique shift. So in 50 years time what was once retro will now be an antique piece. But currently, there is an a fairly standard definition of what constitutes Retro.


At Gerard McCabe, most of our exquisite collections of Australian rings and jewellery are designed by Gerard, head designer Nazanin and their design team. Gerard works with top manufacturers in Australia and worldwide, to ensure our jewellery pieces are produced to the highest standards. A great deal of inspiration comes from our heritage, with stories from our local communities and environment paving the way to truly stunning jewellery.


From the moment you are engaged, you and your partner’s ring collection will begin to grow. From engaged to married and with anniversaries and eternity rings to follow, it’s important that you have jewellery selections that complement each piece's style and shape.




Finding a ring that you adore takes time and patience. A lot love and energy goes into the selection process, so, when you finally find that special ring for yourself, or for your loved one, you naturally want it to be a perfect fit, both personally and physically.


When you buy a piece of jewellery from Gerard McCabe, you are buying from generations of heritage and expertise. Opening in 1986, we have 30 years of experience and acclaim under our belts. The McCabe family are fourth generation jewellers, and proudly so. When you purchase from Gerard McCabe jewellers, you are purchasing our family history, passion and drive. With that expertise comes loyalty, and an assurance that we are with you for life. 


Our passionate and uncompromising pursuit of excellence drives everything we do. Our entire ethos revolves around quality and customer service. We like to ensure this in every facet of our business.


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Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday: 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm

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